National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Movie Visualization of the Completed TMT


The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is an optical-infrared telescope with an aperture of 30 meters advancing through international cooperation.

Compared to the Subaru Telescope, which is currently active on the forefront of astronomical research, TMT has 13 times more light-gathering power and 4 times better resolution. Major goals of TMT include using this overwhelming sensitivity to search for signs of life on extrasolar planets and to elucidate the formation of celestial bodies in the early Universe.

In this movie, you can see TMT’s body structure, which Japan is responsible for designing and producing, and the 30 meter primary mirror. Moreover, this movie includes content about TMT being an international collaborative project by five countries, and also about TMT’s scientific goals. Please enjoy this beautiful video made using three-dimensional computer graphics. This movie can be downloaded from the TMT-J Project Office Gallery.

Text by: Miki Ishii (TMT-J Project Office)
Translation by: Hiroko Tsuzuki and Ramsey Lundock (Public Relations Center, NAOJ)

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CreditNational Astronomical Observatory of Japan

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